Posted Online: Feb. 25, 2013, 6:08 pm
Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013
Comment on this story
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2013. There are 308 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The Camden Bridge will be ready for crossing of teams bytomorrow or the next day. Mayor Davenport has a crew of men at work propping up thebridge, and it soon will be as strong as ever.
1888 -- 125 years ago: A telephone has been installed in the office of the Rock Islandpublic schools superintendent in addition to those at the high school.
1913 -- 100 years ago: A burglar, smashing a window in the Rock Island CountyCourthouse last night took $4,000 in cash from several offices in the building.
1938 -- 75 years ago: James R. Downing, of Rock Island, has been named president of theIllinois Milk Producers Association.
1963 -- 50 years ago: The First National Bank of Rock Island is presenting paintings ofthe W.J. Quinlan, former Sternwheel ferry boat, to sixth-grade classes in Rock Islandin appreciation for essays written last year on "Rock Island Today" and Rock IslandTomorrow."
1988 -- 25 years ago: Noreen Gosch, the mother of missing Iowa teen Johnny Gosch,was recognized Thursday by Protecting All Children together for her family's efforts inraising the country's consciousness on children issues.